In straight down vertical testing: three times stronger than #2 2x6's. Four times stronger than 2x4's.
Because of how the Tstud™ is constructed, it is also a mini header when used as a top plate. Only one Tstud™ is required when used as a top plate compared to two 2x6’s or 2x4’s in traditional framing which has been done for centuries.
The Tstud™ is stronger than LSL (laminated strand lumber) or LVL (laminated veneer lumber) stud sized lumber in most applications up to 16’-0” in height depending on wind load conditions. See the wind load tables in the technical evaluation report (TER1603-06 and compare to LSL and LVL studs without lateral bracing). The Tstud™ is able to be used in walls up to 16’ in height. Keep Reading →
The tstud™ wall assembly provides a complete* thermal break through the wall – hot or cold.
*99.23% complete thermal break
A built-in foam core gives the Tstud™ three times the insulation of a conventional wood stud.
The Tstud™ is the same depth as a 2x6 but offers an impressive initial R-Value of 20 and has a 99.23% complete thermal break through the stud. Meaning that there isn't a need for continuous rigid insulation to meet and exceed the 2015 energy code in all of the climate zones in North America.
By using the thermally broken Tstud™: Structural Insulated Framing System, a reduction of 4-7 points on the HERS numbering system is garnered.
Utility companies have confirmed up to $4000 rebate is available in Minnesota and most other states.
Please check with your local utility company for confirmation.
By improving the thermal break in the exterior wall with an initial R Value of 20,
24% of the home (framing members) are given a 290% improvement in energy efficiency. Keep Reading →
The Tstud™ foam core minimizes the sound vibrations through the wall equal to a +6 in sound transmission ratings.
Providing an impressive amount of sound proofing, equivalent to using resilient channel to both sides of a wall.
It can cost thousands to add resilient channel to both sides of wall to reduce sound vibration. The same sound transmission rating is free with a Tstud™ wall. Keep Reading →
MOLD, ROT, & TERMITE RESISTANT
More information coming soon!
The Tstud™ will offer protection from the harmful effects of mold, rot (fungal decay) and wood ingesting insects including formosan termites. The Tstud™ is made to be used on concrete and in infestation areas of North America.
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